There was a special signed "not for sale" hardcover copy that was signed by DeLillo on a tipped-in page. It stated that it was not for sale on the dust jacket back, and had no price on the flap.
The photos are of the first trade edition. It has a $27.50 price on the dust jacket, and the full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page. Boards are jade-green with black cloth spine. Front of dust jacket says "a novel by the author of LIBRA and WHITE NOISE". On the cover of the Advance Reader's Copy, the order is reversed to say "by the author of WHITE NOISE and LIBRA".
Underworld was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist.
Picture of the 1997 first edition dust jacket for Underworld.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Underworld.
Picture of dust jacket where original $27.50 price is found for Underworld.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Underworld.
Picture of the first edition Scribners boards for Underworld.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Underworld.
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